Wolf Von Eckardt on architecture

June 1978
New Republic;6/24/78, Vol. 178 Issue 25, p27
The article presents information related to the Cranbrook Academy of Art located at Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Last August Roy Slade, a British-born painter, was appointed as president of the academy. After his appointment Slade undertook the responsibility to restore the house of Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen. The academy is a part of the Cranbrook Foundation.


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